Section b the Growth of Nationalism: Germany 1815 -1939

An assessment of the degree of growth of nationalism in Germany, up to 1850

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2. An assessment of the degree of growth of nationalism in Germany, up to 1850.

Supporters of nationalism – educated middle class, Liberals; opponents of nationalism; attitudes of peasants; political turmoil in the 1840s; the Frankfurt Parliament, divisions; the collapse of revolution in Germany, 1848-9.

3.An evaluation of the obstacles to German unification, 1815-1850.

Divisions among the nationalists; Austrian strength; German princes; religious differences; economic differences; indifference of the masses; resentment towards Prussia.

4.An evaluation of the reasons why unification was achieved in Germany, by 1871.

Prussian military strength; Prussian economic strength; the decline of Austria; the role of Bismarck; the attitude of other states; actions of Napoleon III.

Group/Paired Challenge:
Take 10 minutes and come up with as many things you can think about the following country:

What makes Germany a NATION?




Look at the map below – what are some of the main BARRIERS in 1815 to Germany becoming a nation?

Challenge: Think about the role of the following in 18th century Europe. Why would they be INTERESTED/NOT INTERESTED in Nationalism?


Constitutional Monarchy



New Middle Class
Recommended Powerpoint:
Germany Intro

Chapter 1 Challenge
Here is your first essay!
How important were cultural factors in the Growth of German Nationalism between 1815 and 1850?
Using Chapter 1 in the textbook, take notes on the following:

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